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It is a great cause oftentimes why God blesseth not means, because we are so apt to trust in them, and rob God of his glory, not waiting for a blessing at his hands.

    Author: Abraham Wright
    Topics: Finances

The cause why our oppressors prevail oft against us is, because we trust too much in our own wits, and lean too much upon our own inventions opposing subtility to subtility, one evil device to another, matching and maintaining policy by policy, and not committing our cause to God.

    Author: Abraham Wright
    Topics: Pride

O slow of heart to believe and trust in the constant presence and overruling agency of our almighty Saviour!

    Author: Adoniram Judson
    Topics: Apathy, Ignorance

I wouldn't trust the best fifteen minutes I ever lived to get me into heaven.

    Author: Adrian Rogers
    Topics: Heaven

Faith, which is trust, and fear are opposite poles. If a man has the one, he can scarcely have the other in vigorous operation. He that has his trust set upon God does not need to dread anything except the weakening or the paralyzing of that trust.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Source: The Heath in the Desert and the Tree by the River, Jeremiah 17:6, 8.
    Topics: Faith, Fear

Faith does not grasp a doctrine, but a heart. The trust which Christ requires is the bond that unites souls with Him; and the very life of it is entire committal of myself to Him in all my relations and for all my needs, and absolute utter confidence in Him as all sufficient for everything that I can require.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faith, Commitment

Logically, faith comes first, and love next; but in life they will spring up together in the soul; the interval which separates them is impalpable, and in every act of trust, love is present; and fundamental to every emotion of love to Christ is trust in Christ.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faith, Love

True faith, by a mighty effort of the will, fixes its gaze on our Divine Helper, and there finds it possible and wise to lose its fears. It is madness to say, "I will not be afraid;" it is wisdom and peace to say, "I will trust and not be afraid."

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faith

We are only asking you to give to Christ that which you give to others, to transfer the old emotions, the blessed emotions, the exercise of which makes gladness in the life here below, to transfer them to Him, and to rest safe in the Lord. Faith is trust.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Obedience

Christ will always accept the faith the puts its trust in Him.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Faith, Trust

Talk what we will of faith, if we do not trust and rely upon Him, we do not believe in Him.
- Antony Farindon

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Faith, Trust

Believe in Him and not trust in Him? You might as well say, the Jews did love Him when they nailed Him to the cross.
- Antony Farindon

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Faith, The Cross, Trust

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
- Elton Trueblood

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Faith, Believing, Trust

Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grave, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
- Hugh Latimer

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Source: Words Hugh Latimer to Nicholas Ridley as they were burned at the stake in Oxford.
    Topics: Persecution, Light

Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Theology, Providence, Community

Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to God's love and the future to God's providence.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Trust

In the darkest of nights cling to the assurance that God loves you, that He always has advice for you, a path that you can tread and a solution to your problem--and you will experience that which you believe. God never disappoints anyone who places his trust in Him.

    Author: Basilea Schlink
    Topics: Assurance

He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Truth, Trust, Providence

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.

    Author: Charles Kingsley
    Topics: Friendship

Genuine faith that saves the soul has for its main element - trust - absolute rest of the whole soul - on the Lord Jesus Christ to save me, whether He died in particular or in special to save me or not, and relying, as I am, wholly and alone on Him, I am saved.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Sermons, v. 58, p. 583-84.
    Topics: Faith, Trust, Salvation

I find myself frequently depressed - perhaps more so than any other person here. And I find no better cure for that depression than to trust in the Lord with all my heart, and seek to realize afresh the power of the peace-speaking blood of Jesus, and His infinite love in dying upon the cross to put away all my transgressions.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Depression, Trust

I sometimes wonder that you do not get tired of my preaching, because I do nothing but hammer away on this one nail. With me it is, year after year, "None but Jesus!" Oh, you great saints, if you have outgrown the need of a sinner's trust in the Lord Jesus, you have outgrown your sins, but you have also outgrown your grace, and your saintship has ruined you!

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Jesus

I trust there are none here present, who profess to be followers of Christ who do not also practice prayer in their families. We may have no positive commandment for it, but we believe that it is so much in accord with the genius and spirit of the gospel, and that it is so commended by the example of the saints, that the neglect thereof is a strange inconsistency.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Restraining Prayer, Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, v. 51, p. 327.
    Topics: Family, Prayer

Learn this lesson: not to trust Christ because you repent, but trust Christ to make you repent; not to come to Christ because you have a broken heart, but to come to Him that He may give you a broken heart; not to come to Him because you are fit to come, but to come to Him because you are unfit to come. Your fitness is your unfitness. Your qualification is your lack of qualification.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Repentance

We cannot always trace God's hand, but we can always trust God's heart.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Trust

We must not trust our heart at any time; even when it speaks most fair, we must call it liar; and when it pretends to the most good, still we must remember its nature, for it is evil, and that continually.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Indwelling Sin, Sermon from Job 40:3-4.
    Topics: The Heart

God always has and always will look for men and women who say to Him, 'I trust you so much, I'm all in. I want your way not mine. I am willing to live by faith!'

    Author: Chip Ingram
    Topics: Surrender

Nothing will enter your life that God does not either decree or allow. And nothing will ever enter your life that, if you are willing to trust in him, he cannot work out for your good.

    Author: Chip Ingram
    Topics: Life

Faith in the sheltering wings of God does not remove physical danger or the need for precaution against it. We cannot ignore Beirut tourist advisories, or feed wild animals on our camping trips, or jump a hot motorcycle over a row of parked cars and trust God to keep us safe. We cannot smoke cigarettes like the Marlboro man and then claim the promises of Psalm 91 as our protection against lung cancer. A person who did these things would be a foolish believer and a foolish reader of Psalm 91.

    Author: Cornelius Plantinga
    Topics: Faith

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

    Author: Corrie Ten Boom
    Topics: God, Trust, The Future

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.

    Author: Corrie Ten Boom
    Topics: Faith, Adversity, Trust

No one will ever go to Hell who has put his trust in Jesus Christ, but many will end up in torment who have trusted their own righteousness and reformation.

    Author: Curtis Hutson
    Topics: Hell, Self-righteousness

Faith and repentance are the same; they are not two separate decisions. One cannot trust Christ as Saviour without repenting or changing his mind. The very fact that he trusts Christ for salvation shows that he has changed his mind regarding sin, salvation, and God.

    Author: Curtis Hutson
    Topics: Faith, Repentance

One might just as well trust in the "good luck" of a rabbit's foot as to hope for spiritual benefit from a Catholic scapular, medal, crucifix, or relic of an alleged "saint."

    Author: Dave Hunt
    Topics: Heresy

He who would have God's help in any business, must quit confidence in man's help; and the seeing of the vanity of man's help must make the believer to trust the more unto, and expect the more confidently God's help.

    Author: David Dickson
    Topics: Trust

In these times, God's people must trust him for rest of body and soul.

    Author: David Wilkerson
    Topics: Trust, Rest

Trust is faith that has become absolute, approved, and accomplished. When all is said and done, there is a sort of risk in faith and its exercise. But trust is firm belief; it is faith in full bloom. Trust is a conscious act, a fact of which we are aware.

    Author: E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Trust, Peace, Believing

When trust is perfect and there is no doubt, prayer is simply the outstretched hand ready to receive.

    Author: E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, Trust

Trust perfected is prayer perfected. Trust looks to receive the thing asked for and gets it. Trust is not a belief that God can bless or that He will bless, but that He does bless, here and now. Trust always operates in the present tense. Hope looks toward the future. Trust looks to the present. Hope expects. Trust possesses. Trust receives what prayer acquires. So, what prayer needs, at all times, is abiding and abundant trust.

    Author: E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, The Future, Trust

Trials should not surprise us, or cause us to doubt God's faithfulness. Rather, we should actually be glad for them. God sends trials to strengthen our trust in him so that our faith will not fail. Our trials keep us trusting; they burn away our self confidence and drive us to our Saviour.

    Author: Edmund Clowney
    Topics: Trials, Faith

God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to.

    Author: Elisabeth Elliot
    Topics: God, Obedience, Trust

Either we are adrift in chaos or we are individuals, created, loved, upheld and placed purposefully, exactly where we are. Can you believe that? Can you trust God for that?

    Author: Elisabeth Elliot
    Topics: Trust

Worry is the antithesis of trust. You simply cannot do both. They are mutually exclusive.

    Author: Elisabeth Elliot
    Source: Discipline - The Glad Surrender, Revell, 1982
    Topics: Worry, Trust

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.

    Author: George Macdonald
    Topics: Trust

It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down. For the needs of today we have corresponding strength given. For the morrow we are told to trust. It is not ours yet. It is when tomorrow's burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is more than a man can bear.

    Author: George Macdonald
    Topics: Worry, Trust, Strength

Trust to God to weave your thread into the great web, though the pattern shows it not yet.

    Author: George Macdonald
    Topics: Trust

We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before, and it has changed for the better; so I trust it will again. If difficulties arise, we must put forth new exertion and proportion our efforts to the exigencies of the times.

    Author: George Washington
    Topics: Perseverance, Anxiety

O my brethren, my heart is enlarge towards you. I trust I feel something of that hidden, but powerful presence of Christ, whilst I am preaching to you.

    Author: George Whitefield
    Topics: Preaching

What you need to do, is to put your will over completely into the hands of your Lord, surrendering to Him the entire control of it. Say, "Yes, Lord, YES!" to everything, and trust Him to work in you to will, as to bring your whole wishes and affections into conformity with His own sweet, and lovable, and most lovely will.

    Author: Hannah Whitall Smith
    Topics: Surrender

What is needed for happy effectual service is simply to put your work into the Lord's hand, and leave it there. Do not take it to Him in prayer, saying, "Lord, guide me, Lord, give me wisdom, Lord, arrange for me," and then arise from your knees, and take the burden all back, and try to guide and arrange for yourself. Leave it with the Lord, and remember that what you trust to Him you must not worry over nor feel anxious about. Trust and worry cannot go together.

    Author: Hannah Whitall Smith
    Topics: Trust, Worry

If we will only surrender ourselves utterly to the Lord, and will trust Him perfectly, we shall find our souls "mounting up with wings as eagles" to the "heavenly places" in Christ Jesus, where earthly annoyances or sorrows have no power to disturb us.

    Author: Hannah Whitall Smith
    Topics: Surrender

God's commands are designed to guide you to life's very best. You will not obey Him, if you do not believe Him and trust Him. You cannot believe Him if you do not love Him. You cannot love Him unless you know Him.

    Author: Henry Blackaby
    Topics: Obedience, God, Trust

In religion faith does not spring out of feeling, but feeling out of faith. The less we feel the more we should trust. We cannot feel right till we have believed.

    Author: Horatius Bonar
    Topics: Faith, Trust

I am so weak that I can hardly write, I cannot read my Bible, I cannot even pray, I can only lie still in God's arms like a little child, and trust.

    Author: Hudson Taylor
    Topics: Faith, The Bible, Trust

Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.

    Author: Isaac Watts
    Topics: Trust, Learning

There's a pardon for every sinner on the topside of the earth, but you have to call for it by faith before it becomes yours. In other words, you have to trust Christ as your Savior.

    Author: J. Vernon McGee
    Topics: Faith, Salvation, Trust

Once let us see that sin is far viler, and far nearer to us, and sticks more closely to us than we supposed, and we shall be led, I trust and believe, to get nearer to Christ.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Topics: Sin

Stop being so sure that you are always right, and others wrong. Don't trust your own opinion, when you find it contrary to that of older men, and especially to that of your own parents. Age gives experience, and therefore deserves respect.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: Thoughts for Young Men.
    Topics: Self-righteousness

Think about how much falsehood and deceit there is in the world! How much exaggeration! How many untruths are added to a simple story! How many things are left out, if it does not serve the speaker's interest to tell them! How few there are around us of whom we can say, that we trust their word without question!

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: The Duties of Parents.
    Topics: Lying

Effort, weakness, trust, victory: that's my biography.

    Author: Jack Hyles
    Topics: Faithful

If you can't see His goodness, you can trust His goodness.

    Author: Jack Hyles
    Topics: Trust

There is no greater joy in the Christian life than to trust Him and need no explanation.

    Author: Jack Hyles
    Topics: Joy, Trust

When you lie down with a short prayer, commit yourself into the hands of your Creator; and when you have done so, trust Him with yourself, as you must do when you are dying.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Prayer, Commitment, Trust

Look at that beautiful butterfly, and learn from it to trust in God. One might wonder where it could live in tempestuous nights, in the whirlwind, or in the stormy day; but I have noticed it is safe and dry under the broad leaf while rivers have been flooded, and the mountain oaks torn up from their roots.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Adversity, Beauty, Nature

There are two 'courts' we must deal with: the court of God in Heaven and the court of conscience in our souls. When we first trust in Christ for salvation, God's court is forever satisfied. Never again will a charge of guilt be brought against us in Heaven. Our consciences, however, are continually pronouncing us guilty. That is the function of conscience. Therefore, we must by faith bring the verdict of conscience into line with the verdict of Heaven. We do this by agreeing with our conscience about our guilt, but then reminding it that our guilt has already been borne by Christ.

    Author: Jerry Bridges
    Topics: Justice, Forgiveness, Conscience

I realize anew that, just as we must learn to obey God one choice at a time, we must also learn to trust God one circumstance at a time. Trusting God is not a matter of my feelings but of my will. I never feel like trusting God when adversity strikes, but I can choose to do so even when I don't feel like it. That act of the will, though, must be based on belief, and belief must be based on truth.

    Author: Jerry Bridges
    Topics: Adversity, Trust, Believing

I am dismayed by the contracts required by some contemporary musical groups. To perform a concert at your church, the stated fee will be so much (in either four or five figures) plus round trip airfare--often first class, not coach. Every detail of the accommodations is spelled out, down to "sushi for twenty persons" waiting at the hotel, in one case. All this is done so that the group can stand before an inner-city audience and exhort the people to "just trust the Lord for all your needs.

    Author: Jim Cymbala
    Source: Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire
    Topics: Money

All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors.

    Author: John Calvin
    Topics: Blessings, Service

This attitude of complete submission and complete trust is of course the key to working out our own salvation in fear and trembling and is the mark of a truly spiritual Christian.

    Author: John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Submission

Yet, in the maddening maze of things, And tossed by storm and flood, To one fixed trust my spirit clings; I know that God is good!

    Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
    Topics: Trust, God

I will trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. My sickness, or perplexity, or sorrow may be necessary causes of some great end, which is quite beyond us. He does nothing in vain.

    Author: John Henry Newman
    Topics: Trust, Illness

Saving faith is not just believing that Jesus lived and died. Faith that saves is the confident, continuous confession of total dependence on, and trust in Jesus Christ to meet the requirements on your behalf to give you entrance into God's Eternal Kingdom. It's the surrender of your life in complete trust to Him to do what you cannot do.

    Author: John MacArthur
    Topics: Faith, Salvation

There are basically only two kinds of religion in the world: those based on human achievement and those based on divine accomplishment. One says you can earn your way to heaven; the other says you must trust in Jesus Christ alone.

    Author: John MacArthur
    Topics: Religion

The love I bear Christ is but a faint and feeble spark, but it is an emanation from himself: He kindled it and he keeps it alive; and because it is his work, I trust many waters shall not quench it.

    Author: John Newton
    Topics: Christ, Trust

Assurance grows by repeated conflict, by our repeated experimental proof of the Lord's power and goodness to save; when we have been brought very low and helped, sorely wounded and healed, cast down and raised again, have given up all hope, and been suddenly snatched from danger, and placed in safety; and when these things have been repeated to us and in us a thousand times over, we begin to learn to trust simply to the word and power of God, beyond and against appearances: and this trust, when habitual and strong, bears the name of assurance; for even assurance has degrees.

    Author: John Newton
    Topics: Trust, Assurance

Our faith, trust, and love are proved and revealed in adversities, that is, in difficult and grievous outward and inward circumstances, during sickness, sorrow, and privations.

    Author: John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Adversity

Consider Jesus. Know Jesus. Learn what kind of Person it is you say you trust and love and worship. Soak in the shadow of Jesus. Saturate your soul with the ways of Jesus. Watch Him. Listen to Him. Stand in awe of Him. Let Him overwhelm you with the way He is.

    Author: John Piper
    Topics: Jesus, Contentment

My take on tithing in America is that it's a middle-class way of robbing God. Tithing to the church and spending the rest on your family is not a Christian goal. It's a diversion. The real issue is: How shall we use God's trust fund - namely, all we have - for His glory? In a world with so much misery, what lifestyle should we call our people to live? What example are we setting?

    Author: John Piper
    Topics: Giving

Equity is a roguish thing. For law we have a measure, and know what to trust to; equity is according to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. It is all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a foot, a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this be! One chancellor has a long foot; another, a short foot; a third, an indifferent foot. It is the same thing with the chancellor's conscience.

    Author: John Selden
    Topics: Justice

Faith is a reasoning trust, a trust which reckons thoughtfully and confidently upon the trustworthiness of God.

    Author: John Stott
    Topics: Faith, Trust

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to cast off his trust in riches.

    Author: John Wesley
    Topics: Finances

If there be ground for you to trust in your own righteousness, then, all that Christ did to purchase salvation, and all that God did to prepare the way for it is in vain.

    Author: Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Salvation, Righteousness

It is a glorious thing to know that your Father God makes no mistakes in directing or permitting that which crosses the path of your life. It is the glory of God to conceal a matter. It is our glory to trust Him, no matter what.

    Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
    Topics: Trust, Life

The more you trust Jesus and keep your eyes focused on Him, the more life you'll have. Trusting God brings life. Believing brings rest. So stop trying to figure everything out, and let God be God in your life.

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Trust, Believing

The will of God for your life is simply that you submit yourself to Him each day and say, "Father, Your will for today is mine. Your pleasure for today is mine. Your work for today is mine. I trust You to be God. You lead me today and I will follow."

    Author: Kay Arthur
    Topics: Obedience, Submission

We trust that their hearts will be melted by that love, and that they'll listen to the gospel.

    Author: Ken Ham
    Topics: Love, The Gospel

I came all this way for a reason. Today is the day of salvation. Trust Jesus to save you. Then be sincere as God knows a pretender.

    Author: Kirk Cameron
    Topics: Salvation, Trust

Faith is made up of belief and trust. Many people believe God, but they do not trust themselves into His keeping and care; consequently, they are filled with worry and fear.

    Author: Lee Roberson
    Topics: Faith

Worry is nothing but practical infidelity. The person who worries reveals his lack of trust in God and that he is trusting too much in self.

    Author: Lee Roberson
    Topics: Worry

We do not trust God, but tempt him, when our expectations slacken our exertions.

    Author: Matthew Henry
    Topics: Achievement, Trust

Unless we are firmly anchored in the Rock of Ages, unless we trust in the living God, unless we are vigilant in prayer and fellowship with God, the enemy will be able to vanquish our children.

    Author: Michael Youssef
    Topics: Faithful, Children

To trust God when we have securities in our iron chest is easy, but not thankworthy; but to depend on him for what we cannot see, as it is more hard for man to do, so it is more acceptable to God.

    Author: Owen Feltham
    Topics: Gratitude, Trust

One often sees a call only in retrospect. This too is God's design. God often reinforces our faith after we trust him, not before.

    Author: Ravi Zacharias
    Topics: Faith, Trust

If you trust yourself to walk in the light of your own conscience, uninstructed or little instructed by the Word of God, you will end up doing things that you are deeply and sincerely convinced are right. But they may be terribly hurtful and destructive within the Church.

    Author: Ray C. Stedman
    Topics: Ignorance, Church

Never was there a man of deep piety, who has not been brought into extremities - who has not been put into fire - who has not been taught to say, "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him."

    Author: Richard Cecil
    Topics: Trust, Piety

Many people are reluctant to show mercy because they don't understand the difference between trust and forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past. Trust has to do with future behavior.

    Author: Rick Warren
    Topics: Forgiveness, The Future, Trust

Most people fail to realize that money is both a test and trust from God.

    Author: Rick Warren
    Topics: Money

The Bible offers three metaphors that teach us God's view of life: Life is a test, life is a trust and life is a temporary assignment.

    Author: Rick Warren
    Topics: Life, The Bible

Remember you are God's sword -- His instrument -- I trust a chosen vessel unto Him to bear His name. In great measure, according to the purity and perfections of the instrument will be the success.

    Author: Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Christians

The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America - our country is in need of and ready for a spiritual renewal.

    Author: Ronald Reagan
    Topics: Renewal, America, Healing

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Begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks will glow with the bloom of health and freshness. Worry, fear, distrust, care-all are poisonous! Joy is balm and healing, and if you will but rejoice, God will give power.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Worship, Healing, Joy

God has the right to be trusted; to be believed that He means what He says; and that His love is dependable.

    Author: A.J. Gossip
    Topics: Trust

Satan is ever seeking to inject that poison into our hearts to distrust God's goodness - especially in connection with his commandments. That is what really lies behind all evil, lusting and disobedience. A discontent with our position and portion, a craving from something which God has wisely held from us. Reject any suggestion that God is unduly severe with you. Resist with the utmost abhorrence anything that causes you to doubt God's love and his lovingkindness toward you. Allow nothing to make you question the Father's love for his child.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: God, Discontentment, Doubt

The church that is not jealously protected by mighty intercession and sacrificial labors will before long become the abode of every evil bird and the hiding place for unsuspected corruption. The creeping wilderness will soon take over that church that trusts in its own strength and forgets to watch and pray.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Church, Prayer, Intercession

Return to the battle again, no longer trusting in the false and insufficient human resources which so foolishly we had taken into the battle, but now trusting in the limitless resources of our risen Lord.

    Author: Alan Redpath
    Topics: Faith, Foolishness

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

    Author: Albert Schweitzer
    Topics: Kindness, Adversity

The true confidence which is faith in Christ, and the true diffidence which is utter distrust of myself--are identical.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faith

The prayer that begins with trustfulness, and passes on into waiting, will always end in thankfulness, triumph, and praise.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Prayer

The sum of the whole matter is this: He who is one in will and heart with God is a Christian. He who loves God is one in will and heart with Him. He who trusts Christ loves God. That is Christianity in its ultimate purpose and result. That is Christianity in its means and working forces. That is Christianity in its starting point and foundation.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Christianity

There is little doubt that the effective ministry of the Word today continues to be significantly undergirded by men and women who find great fulfillment in the supportive role entrusted to them by our heavenly Father.

    Author: Alistair Begg
    Topics: Service

We have within us a self that has its poison from Satan--from hell--and yet we cherish and nourish it. What do we not do to please self and nourish self--and we make the devil within us strong. ... Look at your own life. What are the works of hell? They are chiefly these three: self-will, self-trust, and self-exaltation.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Self-love

God did entrust the descendants of Abraham with the first revelation of Himself.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Jesus

The bridge of grace will bear your weight, brother. Thousands of big sinners have gone across that bridge, yea, tens of thousands have gone over it. Some have been the chief of sinners and some have come at the very last of their days but the arch has never yielded beneath their weight. I will go with them trusting to the same support. It will bear me over as it has for them.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Grace, Faith

Faith and works are bound up in the same bundle. He that obeys God trusts God; and he that trusts God obeys God. He that is without faith is without works; and he that is without works is without faith.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Faith, Service

Providence is wonderfully intricate. Ah! You want always to see through Providence, do you not? You never will, I assure you. You have not eyes good enough. You want to see what good that affliction was to you; you must believe it. You want to see how it can bring good to the soul; you may be enabled in a little time; but you cannot see it now; you must believe it. Honor God by trusting Him.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: God's Providence, p. 19.
    Topics: Providence, Affliction

I think there are many who would like to be saved but have been presented the faulty idea that repentance is turning from sin and therefore they are convinced that they cannot be saved. Oh, if we would only make salvation plain and explain to men that we are not saved by doing anything; rather we are saved by trusting in what Jesus has already done.

    Author: Curtis Hutson
    Topics: Salvation, Repentance

The weapons with which the ill dispositions of the world are to be combated are moderation, gentleness, a little indulgence of others, and a great distrust of ourselves.

    Author: Edmund Burke
    Topics: Perseverance, Gentleness

Forgiveness is always free. But that doesn't mean that confession is always easy. Sometimes it is hard. Incredibly hard. It is painful to admit our sins and entrust ourselves to God's care.

    Author: Erwin Lutzer
    Topics: Forgiveness, Confession

God can never entrust His Kingdom to anyone who has not been broken of pride, for pride is the armour of darkness itself.

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Pride

Just because the current giant you are facing looks like one you defeated in the past, don't buy the lie that you never really won the first battle! By the strength of God's grace, you trusted the Almighty and conquered your Goliath. The first giant is dead. Satan is masquerading as your former enemy so he can slip past your faith and regain entrance into your life. Resist him.

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Satan

I not only have my secrets, I am my secrets. And you are yours. Our secrets are human secrets, and our trusting each other enough to share them with each other has much to do with the secret of what it means to be human.

    Author: Frederick Buechner
    Topics: Friendship

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.

    Author: George Macdonald
    Topics: Honesty

You find no difficulty in trusting the Lord with the management of the universe and all the outward creation, and can your case be any more complex or difficult than these, that you need to be anxious or troubled about His management of it?

    Author: Hannah Whitall Smith
    Topics: Christians, Worry

Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.

    Author: Helen Keller
    Topics: Fear, Doubt, The Heart

Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God's holiness and sovereignty. acknowledging our own littleness, distrusting our own thoughts, and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours.

    Author: J.I. Packer
    Topics: Humility, Wisdom

Knowing God is more than knowing about Him; it is a matter of dealing with Him as He opens up to you, and being dealt with by Him as He takes knowledge of you. Knowing about Him is a necessary precondition of trusting in Him, but the width of our knowledge about Him is no gauge of our knowledge of Him.

    Author: J.I. Packer
    Topics: God

Ye do well to remember that habitual affectionate communion with God, asking Him for all good which is needed, praising Him for all that is received, and trusting Him for future supplies, prevents anxious cares, inspires peace, calmness and composure, and furnishes a delight surpassing all finite comprehension.

    Author: James H. Aughey
    Topics: Faith, Prayer

Augustine says that we may, out of our dead sins, make stepping stones to rise to the heights of perfection. What did he mean by that? He meant that the memory of our falls may breed in us such a humility, such a distrust of self, such a constant clinging to Christ as we could never have had without the experience of our own weakness.

    Author: James Stalker
    Topics: Weakness

Because God is Faithful, He can be trusted fully to completely carry out His commitments to us in Christ.

    Author: Jimmy Swaggart
    Topics: God, Faithful, Commitment

There cannot be a surer rule, nor a stronger exhortation to the observance of it, than when we are taught that all the endowments which we possess are divine deposits entrusted to us for the very purpose of being distributed for the good of our neighbour.

    Author: John Calvin
    Topics: Charity

Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.

    Author: John Chrysostom
    Topics: Reasoning

When one is required to preside over the Church, and be entrusted with the care of so many souls, the whole female sex must retire before the magnitude of the task, and the majority of men also.

    Author: John Chrysostom
    Topics: Service

The Bible is God's declaratory revelation to man containing the great truths about God, about man, about history, about salvation, and about prophecy that God wanted us to know. The Bible could be trusted just as much as if God had taken the pen and written the words Himself.

    Author: John F. Walvoord
    Topics: The Bible

The antidote for covetousness is contentment. The two are in opposition. Whereas the covetous, greedy person worships himself, the contented person worships God. Contentment comes from trusting God.

    Author: John MacArthur
    Topics: Greed, Contentment

Oath-taking is really a pathetic confession of our own dishonesty. What do we find it necessary to introduce our promises by some tremendous formula? The only reason is that we know our simple word is not likely to be trusted. So we try to induce people to believe us by adding a solemn oath.

    Author: John Stott
    Source: The Message of the Sermon on the Mount, IVP, 1978, p. 102.
    Topics: Truth

When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man when he gets all he can and saves all he can, does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man!

    Author: John Wesley
    Topics: Christians, Giving, Prosperity

A constant attention to the work which God entrusts us with is a mark of solid piety.

    Author: John Wesley
    Topics: Perseverance, Piety

Real satisfaction comes not in understanding God's motives, but in understanding His character, in trusting in His promises, and in leaning on Him and resting in Him as the Sovereign who knows what He is doing and does all things well.

    Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
    Source: Is God Really in Control
    Topics: Trust

Rich people should consider that they are only trustees for what they possess, and should show their wealth to be more in doing good than merely in having it. They should not reserve their benevolence for purposes after they are dead, for those who give not of their property till they die show that they would not then if they could keep it any longer.

    Author: Joseph Hall
    Topics: Charity, Wealth

Being angry with God is quite common. People frequently ask, "If God is good, all-powerful, and full of love for us, why didn't He stop the thing that caused the pain?" This is where Satan seeks to build a wall between God and the hurting person. He seizes the opportunity to say, "God isn't good, and He can't be trusted." However, we know according to the Word of God, the truth is not in Satan--he is a liar and the father of lies.

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Pain, Satan

If you're missing joy and peace, you're not trusting God.

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Joy, Peace, Trust

I have met so many young people who do not see the church as relevant and do not consider the Bible a real book of history that can be trusted.

    Author: Ken Ham
    Topics: The Bible, Church, Youth

The harmlessness of the dove consists in not judging another; the wisdom of the serpent in distrusting ourselves.

    Author: Madame Guyon
    Topics: Humility, Judging

The highest gift and favor of God is a pious, kind, godly, and domestic wife, with whom thou mayest live peaceably, and to whom thou mayest intrust all thy possessions, yea, thy body and thy life.

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Family, Piety

When our children see us clinging to the promises of God, they will grow up trusting in His goodness. If we fail as adults in praying for and praying with the next generation, then they will become spiritually unsure.

    Author: Michael Youssef
    Topics: Examples, Children

I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse.

    Author: Philip Yancey
    Topics: Faith

We often think of great faith as something that happens spontaneously so that we can be used for a miracle or healing. However, the greatest faith of all, and the most effective, is to live day by day trusting Him. It is trusting Him so much that we look at every problem as an opportunity to see His work in our life.

    Author: Rick Joyner
    Topics: Faith, Trust

It is not worrying, but rather trusting and abiding in the peace of God that will crush anything that Satan tries to do to us. If the Lord created the world out of chaos, He can easily deal with any problem that we have.

    Author: Rick Joyner
    Topics: Worry, Trust

At the end of your life on earth you will be evaluated and rewarded according to how well you handled what God entrusted to you.

    Author: Rick Warren
    Topics: Stewardship, Rewards

Our thinking about who we are as Christians should not begin with what we can discover about ourselves by self-analysis. Rather, it begins with what God says about those who trust in Christ.

    Author: Sinclair B. Ferguson
    Topics: Christians

I'll give you some symptoms of a sign that your faith is deteriorating--whenever you face all of your problems and you trust only your plans to get you out--it is a sign that your faith is deteriorating.

    Author: T.D. Jakes
    Topics: Worry, Faith

As we trust God to give us wisdom for today's decisions, He will lead us a step at a time into what He wants us to be doing in the future.

    Author: Theodore Epp
    Topics: Trust, Wisdom, The Future

When you have overcome one temptation, you must be ready to enter the lists with another. As distrust, in some sense, is the mother of safety, so security is the gate of danger.

    Author: Thomas Brooks
    Topics: Temptation, Overcoming

We trust as we love, and where we love. If we love Christ much, surely we shall trust him much.

    Author: Thomas Brooks
    Topics: Love, Trust

Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Discretion, Trust

If a man would lead a happy life, let him but seek a sure object for his trust, and he shall be safe: "He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord." He hath laid up his confidence in God, therefore his heart is kept in an equal poise.

    Author: Thomas Manton
    Topics: Happiness

If I trust in Christ, I believe in the wisdom of His commands as well as in the sincerity of His promises. God does not command me to believe in this or that promise of Christ. No, He tells me I must believe in the Lord Jesus Himself.

    Author: Tom Wells
    Source: Christian: Take Heart! 1987, p. 150.
    Topics: Believing

He who loves, trusts.
- Author Unknown

    Author: Unknown Authors
    Topics: Love, Trust

A person who wholly follows the Lord is one who believes that the promises of God are trustworthy, that He is with His people, and that they are well able to overcome.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Faith, Overcoming

The sight of any trouble strikes terror into the heart of those who do not have faith, but those who trust Him say, "Here comes my food!"

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Adversity, Faith, Trust

But how much self-reliance obtains in Christian service. More effort is exerted in planning and arranging than in waiting upon the Lord. Double is the time expended on preparing the division and conclusion of a sermon than on receiving the power from on high because there is so much trust in the flesh.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Preaching, Waiting, Power

The Christian dare not entertain the slightest self-confidence, self-satisfaction or self-joy, as though he could trust his flesh.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Stubbornness, Self-confidence

The self-confidence of a Christian is nothing but trusting in his wisdom, thinking he knows every teaching of the Scriptures and how to serve God.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Wisdom, Self-confidence, Scripture

Do not be impatient for impatience is of the flesh. Do not try different methods because they are useful solely in helping the flesh. We must distrust the flesh entirely.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Impatience, Humility

All thought, cleverness, knowledge, talent and gift-which the world superstitiously worships-must be set aside in order to enable one to trust the Lord wholly. The Lord's people should persistently acknowledge their own unworthiness and incompetency.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Obedience, Trust

We should inquire once again as to what the life of faith is. It is one lived by believing God under any circumstance: "If he slay me," says Job, "yet would I trust in Him" (Job 13:15 Darby). That is faith.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Faith, Believing, Circumstances

Should the believer neglect the teaching of the Bible, failing to watch and pray even though trusting his pure motive to keep him from deception, he shall be deceived.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: The Bible, Deception

The Christian must trust in a withdrawing God.

    Author: William Gurnall
    Topics: Faith, Trust, Christians

Faith is trust or commitment to what you think is true.

    Author: William Lane Craig
    Topics: Faith

Nothing harms or destroys us but the wrong use of that liberty of choice which God has entrusted to us.

    Author: William Law
    Topics: Selfishness, Choices, Liberty

A true Christian stands at as great distance from trusting in the best of his services as in the worst of his sins! He knows that the greatest part of his holiness will not make the least part of his justifying righteousness.

    Author: William Secker
    Source: The Consistent Christian, 1660.
    Topics: Holiness

To evangelize is so to present Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, that men shall come to put their trust in God through Him, to accept Him as their Savior, and serve Him as their King in the fellowship of His church.

    Author: William Temple
    Topics: Evangelism

To have a faith, therefore, or a trust in any thing, where God hath not promised, is plain idolatry, and a worshipping of thine own imagination instead of God.

    Author: William Tyndale
    Topics: Faith, Trust, Idolatry

Our motto must continue to be perseverance. And ultimately I trust the Almighty will crown our efforts with success.

    Author: William Wilberforce
    Topics: Perseverance, Success

Trust God or die.

    Author: Winkie Pratney
    Topics: Trust

If God was faithful to you yesterday, you have reason to trust him for tomorrow.

    Author: Woodrow Kroll
    Topics: Trust

Trust and obey--every day.

    Author: Woodrow Kroll
    Topics: Trust, Obedience

Are you facing fear today? Perhaps you are afraid of losing your job, of developing cancer or being left by your spouse. At times all of us experience fear. But don't allow fear to keep you from being used by God. He has kept you thus far; trust Him for the rest of the way.

    Author: Woodrow Kroll
    Topics: Fear


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